Page Speed Benchmarks

Page speed has a huge impact on user experience. Faster sites have been proven to have lower bounce rates, higher conversion rates, bigger shopping cart sizes, and happier users. In these dashboards, we rank industry-leading websites based on how fast their pages appear to load, from a user’s perspective. For each site, click through to see their detailed test results.

Tested every day on a desktop Chrome desktop browser with a fast connection (25Mbps/10Mbps 10ms RTT). Sites are sorted by Start Render which is when the first non-white content is painted in the browser.

MEDIA SITES IN EUROPE ON A FAST CONNECTION

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#1 THE GUARDIAN
0.08s Backend
0.3s Start Render
1.02s Largest Contentful Paint
2.17s SpeedIndex
2.76s First CPU Idle
2.76s Time To Interactive
3.1s Visually Complete
6.77s Fully Loaded

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#2 LE MONDE
0.14s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.89s SpeedIndex
1.08s Largest Contentful Paint
1.49s First CPU Idle
1.49s Time To Interactive
1.6s Visually Complete
1.77s Fully Loaded

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#3 EL PAIS
0.08s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.73s SpeedIndex
4.13s Largest Contentful Paint
5.2s Visually Complete
7.87s First CPU Idle
7.87s Time To Interactive
8.34s Fully Loaded

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.09s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.61s First CPU Idle
1.61s Time To Interactive
1.68s Largest Contentful Paint
2.34s SpeedIndex
7.5s Visually Complete
61.86s Fully Loaded

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#5 THE TELEGRAPH
0.19s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.86s Largest Contentful Paint
2.75s SpeedIndex
3.39s First CPU Idle
3.39s Time To Interactive
3.7s Visually Complete
13.21s Fully Loaded

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#6 BBC
0.11s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.51s SpeedIndex
2.05s Largest Contentful Paint
3.1s Visually Complete
4.06s First CPU Idle
4.06s Time To Interactive
8.59s Fully Loaded

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#7 LA REPUBBLICA
0.07s Backend
0.6s Start Render
0.92s Largest Contentful Paint
1.39s SpeedIndex
1.54s First CPU Idle
1.54s Time To Interactive
2.1s Visually Complete
2.7s Fully Loaded

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#8 BILD
0.07s Backend
0.7s Start Render
1.2s Largest Contentful Paint
2.4s SpeedIndex
4.4s Visually Complete
8.71s First CPU Idle
8.71s Time To Interactive
18.87s Fully Loaded

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#9 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.19s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.27s Largest Contentful Paint
1.29s SpeedIndex
2.58s First CPU Idle
2.58s Time To Interactive
3.5s Visually Complete
17.52s Fully Loaded

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#10 PRAVDA
0.51s Backend
0.9s Start Render
0.95s SpeedIndex
1.1s Visually Complete
1.11s Largest Contentful Paint
1.14s First CPU Idle
1.14s Time To Interactive
1.6s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.11s Backend
1.6s Start Render
1.79s Largest Contentful Paint
2.1s SpeedIndex
2.17s First CPU Idle
2.17s Time To Interactive
2.76s Fully Loaded
3.2s Visually Complete

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